Irrigation 101: Electrical Basics And Irrigation Timers
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Irrigation 101: Electrical Basics And Irrigation Timers

Understand a sprinkler system's electrical components and gain real world troubleshooting and repair skills.
4.1 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
64 students enrolled
Created by Michael Haynes
Last updated 3/2015
English
Price: $30
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Understand the basic concepts of volts, amps, & ohms
Program any timer in 4 easy steps
Use a multi-meter
Choose the correct method of splicing wires for underground burial
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Requirements
  • Download the fill-in-the-blank lesson at the first lecture.
Description

This course is a beginner's or entry level class on a lawn sprinkler's electrical system. We cover the fundamental concepts of volts, amps, & ohms and how to measure these at the timer. You'll receive a 4 step process to program any irrigation timer, whether AC or DC. Then we'll get specific about timers, covering all the features you need to program, troubleshoot, or maximize a system's efficiency. As always, I've given you several real world skills that you can put into practice today; selecting and programming the right timer, properly splice sprinkler wiring, use a multimeter to troubleshoot an irrigation timer, and how to use a wire doubler.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for the beginner or entry - level student of the irrigation / lawn sprinkler business. The material is equally suited for the homeowner or gardner seeking to understand their own sprinkler system.
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Sprinkler systems typically use a low voltage signal to activate electrical solenoids and operate sensors.

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Conclusion To Section 1
00:14

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Quiz For Section 1
4 questions
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Sprinkler System Electrical Components
6 Lectures 21:15
Timers, Clocks, or Controllers
02:11

Electric Solenoid Valves
02:46

Sprinkler System Wiring
09:46

Rain & Weather Sensors
04:10

Flow Sensors
02:06

Conclusion To Section 2
00:16

Quiz For Section 2
4 questions
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Practical Electrical Skills
7 Lectures 20:53
Using A Multimeter
05:16

Parallel vs Series Measurements
01:38

Measuring Voltage
01:21

Measuring Resistance
03:37

Measuring Amperage
02:47

Splicing Wires
05:58

Conclusion To Section 3
00:16

Quiz For Section 3
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Sprinkler System Timers
15 Lectures 48:04
24 Volt AC Timers
03:37

Analog AC Timers
01:48

Digital AC Timers
03:04

4 Factors Of Timer Programming
09:33

Feature: Manual Operation
02:05

Feature: Global Adjust
03:21

Feature: Rain Delay
02:13

Feature: Modular Model
01:59

Feature: Outdoor Model
01:20

Feature: Computer Control
01:47

Feature: Remote Control
04:18

DC Battery Operated Timers
04:42

Common Timer Problems And Mistakes
02:33

Using A Wire Doubler
05:17

Conclusion To Section 4
00:27

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About the Instructor
Michael Haynes
4.3 Average rating
88 Reviews
2,698 Students
4 Courses
Instructor at Pro Irrigation Training

I've owned two irrigation contracting companies over the last 14 years, and still own and operate All Green Irrigation of Columbia, SC. My experience in the business covers the entire range of positions from trench digger to owner, and I've installed and repaired every type and configuration (except for golf courses) of irrigation system. Over the years, I've trained many technicians, and always wished that there was a training system that I could plug a new hire into to get them up and running with fundamental knowledge. Pro Irrigation Training is the answer to that need.